NYC’s Manhattan Portage Opens in OC

The buzz: The New York bag brand has snagged a growing number of followers over the past 25 years. From travelers and DJs to students and white collar workers, Manhattan Portage is the go-to brand for all your lugging purposes. Local fans who swear by the brand’s impeccable offerings can now rejoice with the opening of their first standalone store in the heart of Orchard Road.
The vibe: Browsing made easy with their simplistic décor and display arrangements. Three-paneled shelves on each side wall highlight their latest assortment of bags; making it easy to try on your preferred picks.
The goods: Bags, bags and more bags. Those constantly on the go will love the brand’s line of messenger bags (from $65) providing ample space for daily items while maintaining comfort and durability. Need a bag for Christmas shopping? The nylon tote bag ($10) is the best pick. A range of accessories like the coin purse ($8), accessory case ($20) and vinyl iPad case ($35) are also available.
Why you’ll be back: These babies stand the test of time, make you look the part and are pretty affordable, too.

#04-12, 313@Somerset, 313 Orchard Rd., 6842-2991. Open daily 10.30am-10pm.